15 stars to watch for at Bench ‘Naked Truth’ underwear show

Alexa Villano
15 stars to watch for at Bench ‘Naked Truth’ underwear show
Kim Chiu, Marian Rivera, Coco Martin, Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, and more!

MANILA, Philippines – All roads lead to the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday, September 19, as Bench holds their denim and underwear fashion show once again.

Dubbed the Bench The Naked Truth: Denim and Underwear Show, fans can expect their favorite stars to walk the runway for the crowd.

The billboards have been the talk of town with their provocative captions, prompting the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to order the removal of the said captions.

Nevertheless, this has just built the excitement for the audience who are counting down to see their favorite stars. Here are 15 of the many faces audience are looking forward to seeing this Friday.

1. Kim Chiu

Kim Chiu has been part of Bench’s fashion shows since winning Pinoy Big Brother. In 2012’s Universe, she walked the runway in a bustier top and shorts. Will Kim be more bold this year?
2. Kathryn Bernardo
One half of the popular KathNiel tandem, the teen queen is one of the most popular stars today. At 18 years old, Bernardo is still very young and continues to keep up her sweet image – how will she do at the show?
3. Daniel Padilla
The teen king previously endorsed the brand’s daily scents. Now a full-on endorser of Bench, fans of Padilla will surely cheer for him when he shows his more daring side. Will he walk alongside his on-screen partner Kathryn as well?
4. Jake Cuenca
One of the crowd’s favorite stars during a Bench fashion show, Cuenca is not afraid to be bold and daring on stage. In 2012’s Universe, the crowd went wild, when Cuenca took of his underwear and showed his behind in a t-back underwear. The actor said this year’s will be his final appearance for the show.
5. Marian Rivera
GMA 7’s primetime queen makes her official debut at the fashion show this year, having signed up a few months back to be one of the endorsers of their underwear line. FHM’s Sexiest Woman will surely fire up the stage. The question is, will she and fiance Dingdong Dantes walk together this coming Friday?
6. Solenn Heussaff
Solenn Heussaff has graced many fashion editorials and magazine covers and is one of the most in-demand product endorsers today. Her fans are eagerly anticipating her signature moves down the runway.
7. Coco Martin
From Indie Prince to one of ABS-CBN’s most sought after male stars, Coco Martin is one to watch at this year’s show. In the 2012 show, he wore jeans and a shirt. Will the actor be more daring this year?
8. Sarah Lahbati
After one year away from showbiz, Sarah Lahbati is back. Now more mature after settling the case with GMA 7 and giving birth son to Zion with boyfriend Richard Gutierrez, expect the Filipino-Moroccan beauty to show off her fierce side at the show.
9. Paulo Avelino
Paulo Avelino has come a long way from his days in GMA 7’s Starstruck. Fans love his intense stare and smooth demeanor, plus his super fit body. 
10. Ellen Adarna
Ellen Adarna has many devoted fans who love her frank demeanor and of course, her enviable body. What will she pull off on Friday?
11. Tom Rodriguez
After achieving success with My Husband’s Lover with Dennis Trillo, there is no stopping Tom Rodriguez. The actor, who currently stars in the show My Destiny alongside Carla Abellana. will surely have fans on their feet on Friday. 
12. Georgina Wilson
Another woman expected to sizzle on stage is model and host Georgina Wilson. Together with boyfriend Borgy Manotoc, they’re set to heat up the show even more. 
13. Dennis Trillo
Will he walk alongside Tom Rodriguez on stage? Nobody knows for sure, but the accomplished actor is one of the most anticipated talents to grace the show this year. 
14. Jessy Mendiola
Since appearing in the title role of Maria Mercedes last year, Jessy Mendiola’s star is definitely shining bright. Is Jessy ready to show more skin this year?
15. Richard Gutierrez

After he was unable to participate in 2012’s Universe show, Richard Gutierrez said that he is looking forward to this year’s fashion show.

“It’s refreshing for me again to join.  I have been joining all the Bench Fashion shows except for the last one so masarap yung feeling na nandito ulit, gagawin ko ulit yung Bench Fashion Show, na napaghandaan ko siya nang maayos so I’m looking forward to it. And kasama ko pa si Sarah. Dati rumarampa ako doon mag-isa ngayon kasama ko na si Sarah,” the actor told Rappler during the press conference for the Season 2 of It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez.

When asked how he would define the show’s title this year, he said: “Being bold, knowing who you are and making the boldest decisions for yourself.”

Who are you excited to see at this year’s The Naked Truth fashion show? Let us know below the comments. – Rappler.com

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Alexa Villano

Alexa is one of Rappler's Lifestyle and Entertainment reporters, covering local entertainment news to a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows.